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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:17 PM
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About Taser Safety:
http://www.wweek.com/story.php?story=4804

"Dr. Robert Greifinger, former head of New York's correctional health department. He says rapid, taser-induced muscle contractions causes blood-sugar levels to plummet, causing a risk of coma and death in people who are diabetic. Also at risk: those who are agitated or under the influence of stimulant drugs--in other words, the exact type of people who are likely to find themselves tasered by cops."

Excessive taser usage on anyone could have such an adverse affect. TaserInt again Lies to us when they say that there is no harm done with their weapon. If the gun is used excessivly on a normal person, their blood sugar level will too become very low.

Remember, Taser induces a shock that pulsates 19 times in the first 2 seconds and 15 times in the third through fith seconds. That means that one's skeletal muscles contract 83 times in one 5 second cylcle. That is intense.

There should be a LIMIT on the number of times a Taser can be fired. "4" 5 second fires (20 seconds max).

The Taser can be a valuable tool ONLY if used PROPERLY.

Any use of physical force will come with a realistic potential for damage.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:22 PM
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1. Well I could play devils advocate here but I have decided not to.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:25 PM
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2. Why not?
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:27 PM
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3. I learned my lesson two days ago.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:28 PM
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4. Related-Taser's Bottom Line
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:34 PM
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5. Thanks
TaserInt needs to be reigned in.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:47 PM
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6. more field testing on 10 year olds is indicated.
:eyes:
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:09 PM
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7. TaserInt claims a one year old was shocked.
How could we investigate this? That is CHILD ABUSE. We could get Tommy Smith locked up in Virginia for that one.
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ScamUSA.Com Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:56 PM
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8. accepted fatality rate
3%

SICK!
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
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9. and this is a "non lethal weapon" per Taser.
:eyes:
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